Brgy. Ginebra coach Tim Cone may be the PBA’s winningest coach, but he still needs to be reminded of some lessons once in a while.
That’s why Cone is sure not to lower his guard this time around when his Gin Kings clash with the Terrafirma Dyip at 4p.m. Sunday in the Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.
Ginebra is looking to follow up its 109-100 win over Blackwater last Friday to further boost its bid for not only a slot among the eight teams advancing to the quarterfinals, but also a top four finish that will be rewarded with a win-once advantage in the next round.
“We needed this one to stay in the fight so now that we’re staying in the fight we’re going to keep on fighting,” said Cone following the win that snapped his team out of a four-game slide and jacked its record to an even 4-4.
Putting it plainly, Terrafirma is aching to cut short a two-game skein, improve its current 2-6 slate and remain in the hunt for a playoff berth.
That would surely take a lot of doing, considering Cone and his charges would be on their toes following a harrowing experience their last time out.
In the course of the Blackwater game, the Kings raced to an early lead and stretched the difference to as much as 81-50 in the third period only to relax and practically allow the gritty Bossing to whittle the deficit to just seven.